Thursday, September 29, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
The journal I created this summer feels wrong somehow - the colours, mainly, I guess. It feels like an orange rather than a pink time of year.
Like the last journal, this one is 6 x 6, created from scrap book papers from my stash. The ones I chose have the lovely oranges, yellows, reds and browns we associate with falling leaves.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
I'm intrigued by the creative process, and the process for the creation of these Artist Trading Cards I would have to call "organic". By that I mean that they were not planned ahead of time, but evolved as each step was completed.
The ATC's were created for the Vancouver Artist Trading Card Group. One of the September themes is "tangled", and the colour suggestion is brown.
I decided to do something with Zentangles, but did not draw the "string" or outline by hand. Instead, I lay leaf masks on a 9 x 12 piece of watercolour paper and spritzed it with Adirondack Butterscotch Color Wash. Then I cut them into ATC's, and zentangled and coloured them with pencil crayons. I finished them off by adding stamps. I like them because they are all different, due to the placement of the masks.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
The design challenge this week at Art With No Boundaries is "Anything Goes". The inchies on this Artist Trading Card are all about vessels, and they are created with stamps from Inkadinkado and All Night Media.
Go over to Art With No Boundaries and have a look - anything goes!
Friday, September 9, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
I am not a scrapbooker, but I love scrapbook paper. I use it on greeting cards and Artist Trading Cards, but rarely in my journal. These journal pages were inspired by an article in a 2007 Stamper's Sampler featuring Maria Burke of Manitoba. I couldn't find a blog for her, so if anyone knows Maria, please tell her thank you! I'm hoping that by trying her layouts I'll use scrapbooking paper in my journal more often. I did these in my 6" x 6" Slab Book.